DAVIS, Jessie Isabel (nee Ross/Ellard)
Passed peacefully on July 24, 2010 at the age of 93 surrounded by loved ones. Jessie was predeceased by her father (Lester) and her mother (Nellie), her husband, Hugh Ellard and her brother, Bill Ross. Mom is survived by her son Allan Ellard (Maureen), daughters Isabel (Frank Waddell) and Lynn (Trevor Redfern), 9 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her three brothers Cyril (Helen), Donald (Lillian) and Creighton (Hester). Jessie was born on the homestead in Estevan, Sask. on June 14, 1917, first child of Lester and Nellie Ross. Mom attended Business School at Estevan Collegiate Institute before meeting and marrying Hugh Ellard on June 18, 1941. During the war Hugh and Jessie lived in Ontario then, in 1945, they moved to Creston, BC where they established a logging company. Tragically, in 1956, Hugh drowned in Kootenay Lake. Mom worked for the School District of Creston as a bookkeeper and raised her children there. Jessie married Les Davis in 1968 and spent the next 25 years in Castlegar.
In 1993 Mom moved to Langley to be near her two daughters and her grandchildren. In her later years Mom enjoyed travelling and visiting with her family. Mom will be remembered by all who knew her for her kindness and generosity. She will live forever in our hearts. Mom and Grandma, we will miss you. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the caring staff at Langley Lodge. In particular we would like to send hugs to the entire group on the fourth floor, thankyou for being so kind to our mother, and to us.
We are honouring our mother`s wishes, cremation with no service. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Children`s Hospital Foundation, 938 West 28th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4H4.